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Alexandrite

Tsarstone collectors guide

Strong Change Natural Alexandrite 8.08cts.

Dark violet-green in daylight and red under incandescent light, the color change is strong. The stone is quite clean and very well cut. Alexandrites this large and this clean are extremely rare.

Strong Change Natural Alexandrite 8.08cts.
Natural Alexandrite Pear 8.08 cts Natural Alexandrite Pear 8.08 cts

Grade Score 8 / 10

Color
Good (3/5)
Cut
Good (3/5)
Carat
Very large (5/5)
Clarity
Exceptional (5/5)
Rarity
Extremely rare (5/5)

Price information

Availability information

  • Offered through Multicolour.com
  • Usually ships within 24 hours
  • Source: Multicolour.com
  • Multicolour Gems Co., Ltd
Detail identification and grading report
Identification
Type: Natural
Species: Chrysoberyl
Variety: Alexandrite
Origin: Tunduru, Ruvuma, Ruvuma Region, Tanzania
Hardness: 8.5
Density: 3.75
RI-1: 1.741
RI-2: 1.76
Enhancements
Variety of work: Faceted
Designation: A (Not currently known to be enhanced)
Color
Color light source: Cool daylight
Color description: vstbG 8/3 (very dark very strongly bluish green)
Phenomena: Pleochroism Change of color (Alexandrite effect) Strong
Color phenomena: slp/R*6/4 (medium dark slightly purplish red)
Clarity
Clarity type: Eye clean (Type I)
Transparency: Transparent
Cut
Shape: Pear
Cut style: Step
Symmetry: Exceptional
Brilliance: Good
Polish: Exceptional
Size
Width: 10.40 mm
Length: 15.80 mm
Depth: 7.20 mm
Weight: 8.08 cts
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Bibliographic details
Page title Natural Alexandrite Pear 8.08 cts
Author David Weinberg
Website title Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide
Date published 03 July 2010 05:06 UTC
Date accessed 20 December 2014 18:39 UTC
Permanent link http://www.alexandrite.net/viewpage.html?id=ALX-001-00011
AMA style
David Weinberg. "Natural Alexandrite Pear 8.08 cts". In Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide. July 03, 2010, 05:06 UTC. Available at: http://www.alexandrite.net/viewpage.html?id=ALX-001-00011. Accessed December 20, 2014.
APA style
"Natural Alexandrite Pear 8.08 cts". (2010, July 03). In Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide. Retrieved 18:39, December 20, 2014, from http://www.alexandrite.net/viewpage.html?id=ALX-001-00011.
Bluebook style
"Natural Alexandrite Pear 8.08 cts", http://www.alexandrite.net/viewpage.html?id=ALX-001-00011 (last visited December 20, 2014).
Bluebook: Harvard JOLT style
See Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide, "Natural Alexandrite Pear 8.08 cts", http://www.alexandrite.net/viewpage.html?id=ALX-001-00011 (Extremely rare Alexandrite (Chrysoberyl) Pear 8.08cts from Tanzania (Tunduru)) (as of Dec. 20, 2014, 18:39 GMT).
CBE/CSE style
David Weinberg. "Natural Alexandrite Pear 8.08 cts". In Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide. 2010 Jul 03, 05:06 UTC.[Internet], Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide; 2010 Jul 03, 05:06 UTC [cited 2014 Dec 20]. Available from: http://www.alexandrite.net/viewpage.html?id=ALX-001-00011.
Chicago style
David Weinberg, "Natural Alexandrite Pear 8.08 cts", http://www.alexandrite.net/viewpage.html?id=ALX-001-00011, (accessed December 20, 2014).
MLA style
"Natural Alexandrite Pear 8.08 cts". Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide. 03 Jul 2010, 05:06 UTC. 20 Dec 2014 http://www.alexandrite.net/viewpage.html?id=ALX-001-00011
MHRA style
David Weinberg, "Natural Alexandrite Pear 8.08 cts", Alexandrite Tsarstone Collectors Guide, 03 July 2010, 05:06 UTC, http://www.alexandrite.net/viewpage.html?id=ALX-001-00011 [accessed 20 December 2014].
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